Or, how a report meant to tackle antisemitism becomes an enabler of antisemitism
In November 2019 the management of UCL, one of London’s most prestigious universities, formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, a vital tool in tackling the resurgence of antisemitism in our time. Sadly, there is now a dangerous push-back against this move by a group of academics represented on UCL’s Academic Board. They set up a working group (WG) dominated by antizionists which has recommended rescinding this decision.
See here for Harry Goldstein’s article on how the WG report is contaminated by precisely the attitudes that have driven the resurgence of antisemitism in our time, and why antizionism is the new antisemitism.
See here for a piece by UK Lawyers for Israel which also links to Harry’s article.